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Home of Live Oak Lodg-e, No. 61. 

Dedicated Feb. 22, 1881. 


Fortieth Anniversary 


No. 61, F. & A. M 


Instituted Friday Evening, August 19, 1854 

Anniversary Exercises, held Friday Evening, August 17, 1894 


History of Lodge and Roll of Members. 


Brazen Pillars, 
Hall of LivefiOakiLodgre. 


1854 1894 



LIVE OAK LODGE, NO. 61. F. and A. M. 





At stated meeting of June i, 1894, the following resolu- 
tion was unanimously adopted: — 

Whereas, Live Oak Lodge, No. 61, F. and A. M., was organ- 
ized August 19, 1854, thereby becoming the pioneer of Masonry 
in Alameda County, and 

Whereas, we find ample cause for gratitude that under the 
guidance of the Supieme Grand Master, we are enjoying an 
era of prosperity and perfect harmony, within our own por- 
tals, and with the fraternity in general, therefore be it 

Resolved, that the Worshipful Master be and is hereby 
authorized to appoint a committee of five, in addition to him- 
self (he to act as ex-officio chairman), with power to formulate 
a program and make all necessary arrangements for an even- 
ing's entertainment some time in August, which will be a fit- 
ting celebration of so important an event in the history of 
Live Oak Lodge as the Fortieth Anniversary of its Organiza- 

In conformity with the above resolution the Master 
appointed the following: The v Senior Warden. John A. 


Beckwith; the Secretary, J. J. Warner; Past Masters, 
Harry C. Bush and A. W. Bishop; Musical Director, 
George H. Carleton. 

Charles E. Haven, W. M., Chairman. 

The committee arranged the following program: — 

LIVE OAK LODGE, NO. 6l, F. & A. M. 
1854 — OAKLAND, AUG. I 7 — 1 894. 



Quartet, "Annie Laurie" D. Buck 

Masonic Quartet 

Prayer, - 

Rev. Alfred T. Perkins, Grand Chaplain 

Greeting, - - - - 

J. C. Martin, P. M. 

"Welcome, welcome do I sing-, 
Far more welcome than the Spring-.'* 

Song, "Flight of Ages" - Bevan 

Mrs. Olive Reed Batchelder 


A. W. Bishop, P. M. 

"The bell strikes one; we take no note of time 
but from its loss. 
To give it then a tongue is wise in man." 

Song, "Rose Marie" Molloy 

Ben Clark 
Address, "Masonry — Its Cardinal Virtues" 
Brother D. L,. Smoot 

"Here wisdom calls, 'Seek virtue first, be bold; 
As gold to silver, virtue is to gold.' " 

Song, "For all Eternity" Mascheroni 

Mrs. Martin Schultz 

French horn solo (selected) 
Joseph Reiter, late soloist of Vienna Prater Orchestra 

Address, "The Grand Lodge of Masons of California" 
M. M. Estee, P. G. M. 
"For we are the same that our fathers have been; 
We see the same lights that our fathers have seen; 
. We drink the same stream, we view the same sun, 
And run the same course that our fathers have run." 

Song, "The Gallant Vaquero" M. \\ r atso>i 

H. H. Lawrence, Jr. 

Intermission — Ten-minutes' social 

Song, "Snow" - - Parker 

Mrs. Martin Schultz 

Address, : 

Brother H. C. McPike 

"Lady," he cried, "I have sworn to-night 
On the word of a fairy knight 
To do my sentence task aright." 

Duet, "The Moon Has Raised Her Lamp above - 

Jules Benedict 
Ben Clark and H. H. Lawrence, Jr. 


J. R. Glascock, P. M. 

"Whene'er we grasp the hand of those 
We would be forever nigh. 
The flame of friendship bursts and glows 
In warm, frank words, 'Goodbye!'" 


Born in San Jose, Cal., Aug-. 7, 1861. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Dec. 10, 1886. 

The Present Master, 1894. 

Quartet (selected), 

Masonic Quartet 


Rev. Benj. Akerly, P. M. 

Masonic Quartet: Ben Clark, H. M. Baker, H. H. Lawrence, 
Jr., George H. Carleton. Accompanists: Brother 
H. O. Hunt, Martin Schultz, and Louis Homeier. 

The Lodge was opened at 7:30 p. m. on the third 
degree, and then adjourned to the large hall on the second 
floor of the temple, which was tastefully decorated with a 
representation of a live oak tree back of the stage, draped 
with the stars and stripes, the stage being surrounded by 
a variety of foliage. 

When the hour for the opening of the exercises had 
arrived (eight o'clock), the hall was completely filled by 
the Masonic fraternity, their families, and friends. 
Among the distinguished members of the fraternity pres- 
ent were: M. W. Morris March Estee, Past Grand Master; 
R. IV. James Baunty Stevens, Deputy Grand Mas- 
ter; V. W. George Johnson, Grand Secretary; W. 
Elias C. Hare, Grand Lecturer; Brother Edwin A Sher- 
man, National President, Masonic Veteran Association of 
the United States, and Secretary of the Masonic Veteran 
Association of the Pacific Coast; Ebenezer Winchester, 
Past Master of American Union Lodge, No 1, Marietta, 
Ohio. The Worshipful Master, Charles E. Haven, pre- 
sided, and, on calling the assemblage to order, he stated 
that seats had been provided near the stage for all present 
who had been Master Masons forty years or more, and 
invited all such to come forward and occupy them. The 
following brethren responded to the invitation: — 

Edwin A. Sherman. 
Ebenezer Winchester. 
Franklin Warner. 
Orville K. Stampley. 
Richard Gassidy. 
Andrew J. Snyder. 
Charles B. Rutherford. 
Joseph R. Kendall. 
Reynolds Landon. 

The Worshipful Master then announced the object of 
the meeting in a few well-chosen words, when the 
Masonic Quartet sang the first number on the program, 
"Annie Laurie, " Brother H O Hunt, organist of Live 
Oak Lodge, playing the piano accompaniment. Then 
followed an eloquent invocation to the Great Architect of 
the Universe for his blessing upon the Lodge and its 
members, and the craft in general, by Rev. Alfred T. 
Perkins, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Califor- 

*£ v . 

Tl>e ferre^tio®. 

The "Greeting" address was then delivered by Brother 
James C. Martin, P. M., as follows: — 

It is a pleasant duty on this the fortieth anniversary of 
Live Oak Lodge to salute all here with words of greeting 
and of welcome. 

Forty years is along span in human life. All who may 
now be considered young were unborn when Live Oak 
Lodge was started upon its mission. Those who were in- 
fants then are now passing the meridian of life. Those 
who were then young are now growing old, and all who 
were then old are dead. 

But how short is this span in the life of Freemasonry; 
its authentic history runs back more than three thousand 
years. During its existence a procession of more than one 
hundred and fifty generations of mankind have successively 
arisen and have successively passed on into eternity. But 
its lights are not dimmed, its supports are not weakened, 
and its beauties are not faded. It was never brighter, it 
was never stronger, its teachings and its truths were never 
fresher, than now. 

There have been times in the world's history when almost 
all the germs of human progress were guarded, fortified, 
and nourished by Freemasonry. 

There are places in the world where almost all that tends 
to make men better and nobler is clustered about its altars. 

There is no country in which its lodges do not exist; 
there is no language in which its ritual is not spoken; and 


Born in Morgan County, Illinois, Nov. 14, 1839. 
M. M. Chico Lodge, No. Ill, Chlco, Cal., 1865. 
Was W. M. in 1875-1880-81. 

always and everywhere it has been the friend and advo- 
cate of advancement, of learning, of literature, of the arts 
and sciences, of order, of law and of liberty. 

It has never made war upon organized society or upon 
established governments. It as never assailed an honestly 
entertained religious belief or creed. 

It addresses itself to individual conscience and individ- 
ual intelligence and thus reaches the utmost limits of the 
circle in which the individual moves. 

The time may come when its light will be extinguished, 
its altars abandoned and its temples deserted, but that can 
only be when the passions and prejudices of men shall 
need no restraint, when there shall be no imposition or 
oppression; when there shall be no distress; when the mil- 
lennium shall full}' come. 

Every lodge in the world is devoted to the same end and 
purpose with all other lodges and is especially entitled to 
consideration with all others. 

But it is but natural that the members of Live Oak 
Lodge should feel .special pride in its history, and it was a 
happy and loyal expression that suggested this association 
to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of its establish- 

By our presence here we express our high esteem for 
its founders and for all who have preceded us in faithful 
membership, we pay merited tribute to the memory of 
our honored dead, and we are enabled to exchange with 
the living mutual encouragement and congratulations. 

And while bespeaking some indulgence for fervid ex- 
pression of pardonable pride on the part of its members, 
Live Oak Lodge, with such entertainment as it may offer, 
greets each indivdual, anointed friend or brother, in 
hearty Saxon, with good hail and welcome. 


(Historian I 

Born in Wallingford, Vermont, Aug-. L8, 183 

M. M. White Rock Lodge, U. D., I8S8. 

Was W. M. Vesper Lodge, No. 84, 1863-4-5 

Member Live Oak Lod^e since 1876. 

Y o p t y Years Ago 





duty assigned me this anniversary evening is 
that of presenting to you a historical sketch of 
Live Oak Lodge, embracing a period of forty 
years, from the date of its institution to the present. The 
greatest difficulty which I have encountered in the prepa- 
ration of this sketch, is that of condensation to limits that 
would not tire your patience, and still be satisfactory as a 
history of the lodge. 

As I delved in the must)' records of the past and dug 
from their graves the ghosts of departed years, resurrecting 
the names of the old brotherhood, the thought came over 
me, how few the number of those present would recog- 
nize the pioneer brethren of our sodality, fraters of a past 

There are three important periods in the life of man, 
each distinct from the others. 

First: Boyhood or youth, the years of which are lived 
in the aspirations and hopes of the gilded future. And 
the days and mouths and years of this period are all too 
slow that keeps ardent youth from the enjoyment of the 
highly wrought pictures of that future. 

The second is that of mature manhood, the period when 


man lives in the present; when all of his energies are de- 
voted to the present; and the years are less roseate than 
the youth's dream of the future: for he has learned that 
"life is real, life is earnest;" that life has its shadows and 
shades as well as its sunshine; its disappointments as well 
as its successes; he has learned patience — learned to labor 
and to wait. 

The third period is that of age, when man lives mostly 
in the past. The farther he descends the western decliv- 
ity of the hill of life toward the sunset, and as he ap- 
proaches the period when life's shadows are meeting eterni- 
ty's day, and the gates of the sunset are opening for ad- 
mittance to the night which precedes the morn of eternal 
life, the more he lives in the past. And while memory may 
fail to retain the impressions of the few preceding years, or 
even months, the panorama of his early life becomes more 
vivid, and the incidents of early days stand out in bold 
relief, as if they had transpired only in the yesterdays just 

This evening I shall be able to present only a skeleton 
panorama of the past forty years, leaving to you, my hearers, 
the pleasing duty of filling in the woof that shall make 
the perfect web — the shadings that shall make the perfect 

Let your imagination go back to the Oakland of forty 
years ago — to the little hamlet of a few hundred people — 
and compare it with the magnificent city, the Oakland of 
to-day, with its 60,000 people, and as you follow the his- 
tory of Live Oak Lodge, let your imagination note the 
wonderful changes in this city, as well as those of the 
lodge, as the years pass in review. Contrast the primi- 
tive lodge room over a stable on the water front with this 
magnificent temple, and the Masonic band of a score of 

Masons with the thousand or more which now swell the 
ranks of the fraternity of this city. The Grand Master of 
Masons of California granted a dispensation to certain 
brethren of Oakland to open a lodge of Master Masons, 
and to initiate, pass and raise all good men and true who 
might apply, they finding them worth}-. 

On Friday evening, August 19, 1S54, just forty years ago 
this Friday night, these brethren met in a building owned 
by Edsou Adams, at the foot of Broadway, near the wharf, 
the then business center of the embryo city, and organized 
Live Oak Lodge, the following brethren acting as officers: 
Lawrence C. Owen, Worshipful Master; Isaac E. Paddock, 
Senior Warden; Jeremiah E. Whitcher, Junior Warden; 
and Samuel H. Robinson, Secretary. 

Of these officers not one remains on earth to-day. All 
have responded to the call of the Supreme Grand Master 
of the universe — "Come up hither!" — and they have 
taken their stations in the Celestial Lodge above, accord- 
ing to their true merits, tried by the square of virtue and 

Brother Lawrence C. Owen, the Master, for many years 
filled the office of Assistant Grand Secretary, also Secre- 
tary of the Grand Chapter and Recorder of the Grand 
Commandery. The last years of his life were years of 
misfortune and reason dethroned. 

Brother Isaac E. Paddock, the Senior Warden, was 
elected the first Master of the lodge under its charter. 
After serving his term he left Oakland for the southern 
part of the State, where he engaged in business, and 
where he died a few years thereafter. 

Brother Jeremiah E. Whitcher, the Junior Warden, was 
elected Master of the lodge in 1859, and again in i860. 
He was city engineer during the years of 1854-55-56, 


Born in New York State. 1837. 

M. M. Geo. Washing-ton Lodge, No. 65. New Orleans. 1X5.2. 

Petitioner for Dispensation and Charter Member. 

Was Master under Dispensation. 1x54 

Died Dec. 21, 1874. 

laid out and made an official map of a large portion of the 
city. He at one time was a wealthy man, but the depres- 
sion of the real estate market in 1870, which continued 
for several succeeding years, made his financial burdens 
greater than he could bear, and disaster following thick 
and following faster, brought at last impoverishment, and 
a few years ago his brethren laid him away among the 
flowers of that other, and rapidly growing but silent city, 
"Mountain View." 

Brother Samuel H. Robinson, the Secretary, was elected 
Master in 1858, serving one term. He was elected Mayor 
of Oakland and served the term of 1856 and 1857. 

At the first meeting of the lodge in its humble and primi- 
tive lodge room, petitions were received from A. D. Mc- 
Devitt, Sam. Bell McKee, H. A. Higley and F. K. Shat- 
tuck. Brother Shattuck is the only living representative 
of that quartet. 

I find these petitions were referred to committees com- 
posed of the following brethren: Malachi Fallon, A. M. 
Barnard, B. F. Jones, P. Hayes, J. F. Whitcher, Solomon 
Beel, L. Lengfeld and J. P. M. Davis. All but one of 
these brethren have crossed over to the immortal shore. 

On Friday evening, September 2, 1854, the second meet- 
ing of the lodge was held — same officers present, with 
H. C. Spicer, Treasurer; A. M Barnard, Senior Deacon; 
Solomon Beel, Junior Deacon and P. Hayes, Tyler. 

The petitioners of the former meeting were all elected 
to receive the degrees. Petitions for the degrees were 
also received from Fdson Adams and M. Parker. 

At this meeting each member paid one year's dues in 
advance, and Sam. Bell McKee and Francis K. Shattuck 
were initiated Entered Apprentice Masons. 

The third meeting was held September 9, at which a 


Petitioner for Dispensation and Charter Member. 

First Master under Charter. 1885. 


Brother Griswold acted as Senior Deacon, probably a vis- 
itor, as his name does not appear again in the records of the 
lodge. Also Brother Franklin Warner, our venerable Past 
Master, acted as Tyler. 

At this meeting Most Worshipful Charles M. Radcliffe, 
Past Grand Master, visited the lodge, and the first degree 
was conferred upon A. D. McDevitt and H. A. Higley. 

On September 25, Brothers McKee, Shattuck and Hig- 
ley were passed to the degree of Fellow Craft. 

October 7, Joseph Black and M. Parker were elected, 
and received the Entered Apprentice degree the same even- 

October 22, Brothers McKee and Higley were raised to 
the sublime degree of Master Mason — the first Master Ma- 
sons made in Alameda County. 

On October 28, Brother Black was made a Master Ma- 
son, the third in honor. 

On November 4, petitions were received for the degrees 
from J. Kellersberger and D. S. Lacy, and from Brother 
Franklin Warner for affiliation. At this meeting Brother 
F. K. Shattuck received the degree of Master Mason — the 
fourth on the roll of honor. 

At the meeting January 21, 1855, the lodge was visited 
by the Grand Master, William H. Howard, accompanied 
by Brother George J. Hobe, Master oi Golden Gate Lodge, 
No. 30, of San Francisco. The third degree was conferred 
upon Brothers Parker and Lacy; and after the labors of 
the evening the brethren were called to refreshment, and 
sat down to a banquet given in honor of the visit of the 
Grand Master. 

The last meeting held under dispensation was April 6, 
[855, at which $20 was voted to the Grand Lodge fund 
to furnish a memorial stone tor the Washington monument, 


in Pensacola, Florida, about 1827. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, U. D ., Oct. 22, 1854. 

Was W. M. in 1856. 

Died in Mobile, Alabama, about 1874. 


which perfect ashlar graces the now completed monument, 
bearing the proper inscription : ' 'Presented by the Masonic 
Fraternity of California. ' ' 


At the annual communication of the Grand Lodge, held at 
Sacramento, commencing May i, 1855, a charter was 
granted, and on May 9, the lodge was constituted, under 
the title of Live Oak Lodge, Xo. 61, Free and Accepted 
Masons. The brethren named as charter members were 
as follows: Lawrence C. Owen, Isaac E. Paddock, Jeremiah 
E. Whitcher, Samuel H. Robinson, Sam. Bell McKee, 
Francis K. Shattuck, Joseph Black, Solomon Beel, Mala- 
chi Fallon, P. Hayes, J. P. M. Davis, A. M. Barnard, B. 
L. Jones, L. Lengfeld, Franklin Warner and H. C. Spi- 
cer. Of these pioneer Masons of Alameda County only 
three remain, F.K. Shattuck, Franklin Warner, and Mal- 
achi Fallon — and only two, Brothers Shattuck and Warner, 
have maintained their membership in the fraternity, and 
are present with us this evening. 

Of the departed members I have already referred to 
Brothers Owen, Paddock, Whitcher, and Robinson. 
Brother Shattuck is still with us, honored and respected. 
He was the first clerk of the city of Oakland, and held the 
position in 1852-53-54 and 1864-65-66-67; was member 
of the City Council in 1856-57-58; was Mayor of the city 
in 1859-60, and Superintendent of Schools in 1862-63. 
He represented the county in the State Legislature, and 
held the office of Supervisor for a dozen years or more. 

Sam. Bell McKee held the office of County Judge, was 
for a long series of years District Judge, and was finally 
promoted to the bench of the Supreme Court. 

Brother H. C. Spicer died in 1856. 

Brother J. P. M. Davis was City Marshal and Tax Col- 


Born in Black Abbey, Grey Abbey, Port Ferry, near Belfast, Ireland. 

Aug., 1822. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodg-e, Oct. 22, 1854. 

Was W. M. in 1857. 

pied March 2, 1887. 


lector in 1855-56-57-58, and Mayor in 1860-61-62. 

Brother Franklin Warner was one of the early educa- 
tors of this city, was School Director in 1866-67, was 
Councilman in 1872-73-74. 

Of the balance of these pioneers I have been unable to 
gather data for this sketch. 

On May 9, 1855, the lodge was opened by John F. 
Damon, Past Master of Lebanon Lodge, No. 49, Acting 
Master, when the following were elected the first officers 
under the charter: Isaac E. Paddock. Worshipful Master; 
Jeremiah E. Whitcher, Senior Warden; H. A Higley, 
Junior Warden; Samuel H. Robinson, Treasurer; Sam. 
B. McKee, Secretary. The following were the appointed 
officers: James Black, Senior Deacon; John Scott, Junior 
Deacon; Franklin Warner, Tyler. 

One week after the constitution a meeting of the lodge 
was called for the purpose of taking action upon the death 
of the first Grand Secretary, Worshipful Levi Stowell, 
and the lodge resolved to attend the funeral the next day, 
Saturday, May 18, 1855, in a body. The services were 
held in San Francisco, under the direction of the Grand 
Lodge, and Brothers Shattuck, Robinson, Higley, and 
Black were appointed a committee from Live Oak Lodge 
to accompany the remains to San Jose, where the body 
was given Masonic burial. 

The membership at this time was 24. There were ini- 
tiated from August 16, 1854, to Ma}* 1, 1855, 10; passed 
9; raised, 9. Total receipts, $888; total expenditures, 

The first recorded case of charity was at the meeting of 
the lodge September 7, 1855, when Brother Shattuck re- 
ported that Mrs. — — , a widow of a Past Grand Master of 
Louisiana, was in sore need. It is hardly necessary to 


Born in Dudley. Mass.. Nov. 16, 1825. 
Petitioner for Dispensation and Charter Member. 
Was W. M. in 1858. 
Died Oct 24, 1875. 


state that the lodge came to her relief, as it never has failed 
to do from that day to this in similar cases. 

If there be a pleasure on earth which angels cannot en- 
joy, which they nrght almost envy man the possession of, 
it is the power of relieving distress, and more than angelic 
happiness and satisfaction lies in the disposition to relieve 

The first annual meeting of the lodge under its charter 
was held December 7, 1855, when the following officers 
were elected: Horace A. Higley, W. M. ; Joseph Black, 
S.W.; S. B. McKee, J. W. ; J. P. M. Davis, Treasurer; 
M. Evans, Sec. The installation was held on the even- 
ing of St. John the Evangelist's Day. Membership, 27. 

From this period I am obliged to treat very briefly the 
historical events of the lodge to bring myself within the 
time allotted me. 

At the second annual election, December 5, 1856, Sam. 
Bell McKee was chosen Master. In those early days pro- 
motion was not the rule. The brethren considered quali- 
fication first of importance, which was both wise and just. 

On January 2 1857, the first offshoot from the lodge 
took place. Several brethren dimited for the purpose of 
forming a lodge at San Leandro, which town had become 
the county seat. The result was the institution of Eden 
Dodge, No. 113, Live Oak's first daughter. 

The offshoot crippled the lodge for a time, and the next 
two years were years of struggle, which tested the char- 
acter of the lodge and determined that it was entitled to 
the name. "Live Oak." And the old 'Live Oak" ship 
has weathered many a storm since then. And now, in 
her old age, still sound, staunch, and true, is sailing the 
peaceful and untroubled waters of prosperity in the fore- 
front of all the lodges of this State for work unexcelled. 


Born, Andover, Merrimac Co., N. H., June 13, 1S17 

Petitioner for Dispensation and Charter Member. 

Was W. M. in 1859. 

Died Jan. 24. 1888. 


character and vigor of its members, deeds of charity, and 
financial success. 

December 5, 1857, Samuel H. Robinson was chosen 
Master. The returns to the Grand Lodge May, 1858, 
showed a membership of only 16. 

At the fourth annual election, December 3, 1858, Jeremiah 
E. Whitcher was chosen Master, with F. K. Shattuck 
Senior Warden, and Judge George M. Blake Junior War- 
den — a strong team, and from that da}- the lodge took a 
new start on the road of prosperity. 

August 6, 1859, the lodge voted the use of the lodge 
room for the purpose of forming a chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons. The result was Oakland Chapter No. 26. 

The fifth annual election was held December 2, 1859, 
when the same officers were re-elected. 

On December 23, Rev. Benj. Akerly was raised to the 
sublime degree of Master Mason. Father Akerly, though 
past his fourscore years, is still with us, honored and re- 
spected, as he deserves. 

About this time the lodge treasury must have been 
plethoric, as a resolution was adopted authorizing the 
loaning of the surplus funds at two per cent interest per 

At the meeting held April 6, i860, the lodge appropri- 
ated $100 for relief of the needy. And these golden drops 
have fallen like the dews of heaven upon the violet beds, 
distilling perfumes of sweetness these fort}- long years. 
"We are rich only in what we give, and poor only in what 
we refuse" has ever been the motto of the lodge. Roll of 
membership 29. 

The sixth annual election was held December 7, i860, at 
which Brother Francis K. Shattuck was promoted to the 
Oriental chair and served the lodge with good judgment and 




Born in Crown Point, New York, March 16. 1X25. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Nov. 4, 1854. 

Was W. M. in 1861. 

2 9 

ability. The result was a membership of thirty-five. 

At the seventh annual election, December 6, 186 c , Brother 
George M. Blake was elected Master, and another year of 
good results followed. 

During this year the lodge followed the tide of improve- 
ment up Broadway and moved to the brick building of 
Judge McKee, on the corner of Fourth Street. The lodge 
room was fitted up with a new carpet, pictures and a 
library was started. 

The older brethren will remember that in Maj- of this 
year the Grand Lodge laid the corner stone of the State 
capitol at Sacramento, when there was the largest gather- 
ing of the fraternity which had ever taken place in this 

At the eighth annual election, December 5, 1862, Rev. 
Benjamin Akerly was elected Master — taken from the floor 
of the lodge. Membership 37. 

On June 15, 1863, the lodge laid the corner stone of the 
new and large building for Mrs. Blake's Seminary for 
Young Ladies, one of the early educational institutions of 
the State, organized in 1858. 

The ninth annual election, December, 1863, retained 
Father Akerly in the East. This year Alameda Lodge, 
No. 167, was instituted at Centerville, with 14 members — 
the second daughter of Live Oak Lodge. 

On September 20, 1864, the lodge gave Masonic burial to 
Brother J. P. M. Davis, who had faithfully served the 
lodge as treasurer for ten years. Forty-one members were 
reported this year. 

At the tenth annual election, December, 1864, Brother 
Akerly was elected to retain the gavel for the third term. 

At the stated meeting, held May 5. 1865, appropriate 
resolutions upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, 


Bora in Elizabethtown, Mew York, March 16. 1821 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge Sept. 5, 1856. 

Was W. M. in 1862. 

Died Oct. 16, 1875. 

the wise and revered President of this nation, its distin- 
guished citizen and upright Mason, were unanimously 
adopted. Roll of membership, 50. 

At the eleventh annual election, December, 1865, Brother 
Franklin Warner was called to the chair and ably presided 
over the lodge. Brother Warner is still with us, an hon- 
ored and respected member. Membership 53. 

November 22, 1866, the lodge again moved, occupying 
Shattuck Hall, corner of Broadway and Eighth Streets, 
and $100 was appropriated to fit up the lodge room. 

The twelfth annual election, December, 1866, called 
Brother James O. Miner to the Master's chair. 

During this administration the first movement was 
made for the erection of a Masonic Temple. The result 
was the incorporation of the Masonic Fund Association — 
through which, twelve years later, Live Oak Lodge took 
one-tenth of the stock of the present Masonic Temple As- 
sociation — and at the present time owns one-sixth of the 
stock. Number of members, 59. 

At the thirteenth annual election, December 6, 1867, 
Brother James Lentell was chosen Master — one of the few 
Past Masters left and the most faithful attendant at lodge 
meetings of all its members. 

At the stated meeting, February 7, 1868, a petition from 
Brother N. W. Spaulding and thirteen other brethren was 
presented, asking the lodge to recommend the granting of 
a dispensation for the formation of Oakland Lodge (now 
188), which petition was granted and the use of the lodge 
room tendered this third daughter of the mother lodge 
Number of members this year, 64. 

At the fourteenth annual election, December, 1868, 
Brother James C. Kyte was chosen Master. His admin- 
istration was marked for the amount of work done. Dur- 

Born in Phtsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, Sept. 16, 1818. 
M. M. Miami Lodge, Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio, Dec. 1841. 
Was'W. M. in 1866. 

iug one month there were eight called meetings for wink. 
Number of members this year, 77. 

The fifteenth annual election, December 3, 1869, hon- 
ored Brother Kyte with a re-election. 

In March, 1870, the lodge through the Masonic Fund 
Association, and in its name, purchased the property on 
the northeast corner of Tenth and Franklin Streets, ioox 
62^ feet, which property was sold three years ago at an ad- 
vance of some $20,000. Number of members this year, 90. 

At the sixteenth annual election, December 2, 1870, 
Brother Thatcher P. Wales was chosen Master. 

On March 3, 1871, the lodge adopted a resolution rec- 
ommending the organization of a lodge at Alameda — aft- 
erwards christened Oak Grove, No. 215 — the fourth 
daughter of the mother lodge. Number of members 99. 

At the seventeenth annual election December 1, 1871, 
Brother Wa'es was re-elected Master. 

At the stated meeting, March 1, 1872, the use of the 
lodge room, free of rent for six months was granted to Oak 
Leaf Chapter, No. 8, Order of the Eastern Star, which 
had just been organized. October 4 of the same year, 
Brother Henry Cooms donated to the lodge a beautiful al- 
tar — the same altar which now graces the lodge room in 
this temple. At the stated meeting, December 6, 1872, 
seventeen brethren residing in East Oakland — then called 
the town of Brooklyn — asked for recommendation for dis- 
pensation to form a lodge, which was granted, and the 
fifth daughter was instituted and christened Brooklyn 
Lodge, No. 225. The number of members this year, 107. 

At the eighteenth annual election, December 6, 1872, 
the lodge honored Brother Wales by continuing him in 
the Master's chair for the third term. Number of mem- 
bers this year. 1 19. 



Bora in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 28, 1835. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Sept. 7, 18b0. 

Was W. M. in 1867. 


At the nineteenth annual election, December, 1873, 
Brother Wales was again re-elected Master. But after 
six months' service, he was called away, and there being 
a vacancy in the office of Senior Warden, under dispensa- 
tion from the Grand Master, a special election was held 
August 5, 1874, and Brother James C. Martin was elected 
to fill the unexpired term of Master. Number of mem- 
bers 118. 

At the twentieth annual election, December 3, [874, 
Brother Martin was continued in the Master's chair, and 
under his adm 'lustration the membership increased to 127. 

At the twenty-first annual election, December 3, 1875, 
Brother H. B. Pomroy was chosen Master. 

October 6, 1876, the lodge granted the petition of thirty 
brethren of West Oakland for the institution of a lodge, 
and a sixth daughter was christened Alcatraz Lodge, No. 
244. Number of members this year, 128. 

At the twenty-second annual election, December 1, 
1876, Brother James T. Gardiner was called to the East. 
Number of members, 124. 

At the twenty-third annual election, December 7, 1877. 
Brother John C. Marsh was chosen Master. 

June 7, 1878, a committee of the lodge appointed for the 
purpose reported in favor of the building of a Masonic 
Temple — all of the bodies of Masonry of Central Oak- 
land acting in unison. The lodge voted to subscribe for 
1,000 of the 10,000 shares of the capital stock. Member- 
ship, 113. 

At the twenty-fourth annual election, December'), [878, 
Brother John R. Glascock was called to the East. Mem 
bership, 104. 

At the twenty-fifth annual election, December 5, [879, 

Born near Waltham, Middlesex Co., Mass., Oct. 6, L818. 
M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Jan. 21, 1859. 
Was \V. M. in 1868 

Brother James C. Martin was again returned to the Mas- 
ter's chair. 

Januar5 r 10, 1880, the corner stone of this temple was 
laid by the Grand Lodge. In the sealed receptacle placed 
in the cavity prepared for that purpose was a list of the 
charter members, historical sketch and names of all the 
members of this lodge. Membership, 103. 

At the twenty-sixth annual election, December 3, 1880, 
Brother Martin was again elected to wield the gavel for 
the fourth term. The first stated meeting after the elec- 
tion, February^ 1881, was held in the new temple, it hav- 
ing been duly dedicated by the Grand Lodge, assisted by 
delegations from all the grand bodies of Masonry, and a 
multitude of the Sons of Light from different sections of 
the State. Membership, no. 

At the twenty-seventh annual election, December 2, 
1881, Brother John A. Mattingly was chosen Master. Mem- 
bership, 105. 

At the twenty-eighth annual election, December, 1882, 
Brother Robert J. Beeby was chosen Master. Brother 
Beeby was an efficient officer, a good and true man, and 
an upright Mason. He passed to his reward only a few 
months ago. This year the roll showed 1 1 2 members. 

At the twenty-ninth annual election, December 7, 1883, 
Brother Beeby was continued Master. During this admin- 
istration the Masonic Board of Relief was organized by a 
compact, dated August 29, 1884, between Live Oak Lodge 
and Oakland Lodge — and for nearly four years these two 
lodges, unaided, maintained the board alone — when, on 
April 4, 1888, Brooklyn Lodge joined in the compact. 
Roll of members this year showed 118. 

At the thirtieth annual election, December 5. [884, 
Brother Edward C. Robinson was chosen Master. Mem- 
bership, 1 r 5. 



Born in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, Sept. 2'>. If33. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Nov. 3, 1859, 

Was W. M. in 1869-70. 


At the thirty-first annual election, December 4, 1885. 
Brother Henry P. Dalton was called to the chair. 

During the year the lodge held a series of meetings for 
the delivery of essays upon Masonic literature and kindred 
topics, which were very interesting and instructive. Dur- 
ing the month of October the lodge held seven called meet- 
ings for work, and five called meetings for work were held 
in November, besides work at the stated meetings. 
Membership, 118. 

At the thirty-second annual election, December 3, 1886, 
Brother W. Francis Perry was chosen Master. The roll 
of membership showed 136. 

At the thirty-third annual election, December 1, 1887, 
Brother Marcus D. Hyde was called to the chair. The 
roll of membership showed 143. 

At the thirty-fourth annual election, December, 1888, 
Brother Perry w T as again called to preside. Membership, 


At the thirty-fifth annual election, December, 1889, 
Brother Perry was again re-elected. Membership, 174. 

At the thirty-sixth annual election, December, 1890, 
Brother Harry C. Bush was called to preside. This 
exceeded all the previous years, save one, in gain of mem- 
bership. The roll showed 193. 

At the thirty-seventh annual election, December, 1891, 
Brother Frank N. Dalton was chosen Master. Prosperity 
still continued. Membership, 203. 

At the thirty-eighth annual election, December, 1892, 
Brother Junia J. Warner was called to preside. Again the 
lodge forged ahead. Membership, 213. 

At the thirty-ninth annual election, December, 1893, 
Brother Charles E. Haven, the present Master, waschosen. 


Horn in Syracuse. N. V.. Feb. 5, 1824. 

Was W. M. in 1871-72-75-74. 

Died Sept. 22, 1893. 

The lodge has been visited by death so far this year five 
times, taking three Past Masters. Roll of membership at 
date, 212. 

The fortieth annual election will occur next December. 

The lodge has had forty elections under the charter, but 
the first election was held, at its institution in May. 1855, 
while the first annual election occurred the following De- 
cember. There have been elected twenty-nine Masters of 
the lodge, of whom ten have passed from earth; and 
nineteen are still living, all of whom are residing in Oak- 
land save one, Brother Mattingly, now living in Fresno. 

The Daughters of Dive Oak Dodge are: Eden, No. 113, 
San Leandro, instituted May 14, 1857; Alameda, 167, Cen- 
terville, October 13, 1864; Oakland, 188, Oakland, October 
15, 1868; Oak Grove, 215, Alameda, October 14, 1871; 
Mosaic, 218, Divermore, October 11, 1872; Brooklyn, 225, 
East Oakland, October 28, 1873; Eucalyptus, 243, Hay- 
wards, October 12, 1876; Alcatraz, 244, West Oakland, 
October n, 1877; Durant, 268, Berkeley, October 11, 
1883, and the baby daughter, Alisal, under dispensation, 
Pleasanton, born July 17, 1894. 

And between these daughters and the mother lodge the 
most fraternal harmony and good will prevails. And in 
the name of the mother lodge I extend to her daughters 
the motherly greeting of good fellowship and that mater- 
nal love and kindness that good daughters deserve. And 
may it ever be said of yon," Behold how good and how 
pleasant it is for daughters to dwell together in unity." 


Born in Spring-field. Mass., Nov. 17, 1816. 

M M. Carson Lodge, No. 1, Carson City, Nev., March 13, 1860. 

Was W. M. in 1876. 

Died Jan. 20, 1883. 

JTC. JIT. E^te^ 5)is(fo^jpse^ Or) tb^ 
(good /^ccOnr)pli<?t>ed . 

I ^^ having been invited to visit the lodge and make 
■^j^/ an address, said: — 

HJSl I believe in Masonry as one of the civilizing 

and one of the Christianizing institutions of the country. 
It has survived through many centuries, until now it is 
practically universal. It is known in every country and 
its rituals are repeated in every tongue. 

It is said that age gives knowledge to man. If that be 
so with man in the brief period of his existence, what 
must be the effect upon an institution like Masonry, which 
lives through all the centuries ? A distinguished religion- 
ist was once asked what he could say to prove that the 
Christian religion was what it purported to be, and that 
Christ had come to the world and died to save sinners. 
He was not a learned man in religious controversy, but 
with the promptness and the generous impulse of one 
whose faith was born in love and inspired by the great Su- 
preme Ruler, he said: "The Christian religion has lived 
eighteen hundred years, and it has improved the condition 
of mankind every year of its existence. There are more 
Christians to-day than ever before. It has saved the souls 
of countless millions, and never wronged a single human 
being. ' ' 



For similar but less potential reasons we say the antiq- 
uity of Masonry, the fact that it has never injured a hu- 
man being, that it has benefited and exalted the human 
character, shows that it is one of the grandest and the 
most beneficent of human institutions. Masonry is indeed 
a colossal edifice, erected only for the purpose of benefit- 
ing the distressed of this life. Its chief ambition and 
greatest achievements have been to make men happier and 

I remember a legend of a rich man who had three sons, 
and who was in doubt as to which one to make his heir. 
He called the three to him, and addressing the eldest, 
asked what he would most like to accomplish in this life. 
The son replied that it would be his ambition to be the 
greatest general in the world — to conquer the whole world 
and to establish empires. Upon the second son being 
asked the same question, he replied that his ambition 
would be to accumulate wealth, create commerce, con- 
struct ships and be the greatest merchant the world had 
ever known. The father finally turned to the youngest 
and asked, ' What would be your ambition?" ' He replied : 
"I do not want to conquer the world; by doing that I 
would have to injure someone. I do no: want to accumu- 
late vast wealth, as by doing that I must unjustly take 
the property of others. My ambition would be gratified 
if I could dry up the tears of sorrow, if I could relieve the 
wants of the needy, if I could feed the hungry and com- 
fort the distressed and bury the dead. ' ' And upon him 
the father conferred his name and wealth. 

This to me seems to be an instructive lesson, showing 
to us that our first duty is to others, our last to ourselves. 
This is the mission of Masonry. And yet we must admit 
that, being a human institution, many bad men may be 

members thereof; but it could be truly said that even- 
man who is a Mason is better for being such. 

Although Masonry 7 is as old as civilization, yet even- 
day of its existence presents new light to both old and 
young Masons. If it is old it is so only in the same sense 
that a devoted son's mother was old to him when he said 
that he saw nothing but perpetual youth in her face He 
noted none of the wrinkles which to others marked the ap- 
proach of age. He only fathomed the depths of her soul, 
and read over and over again in his own recollection the 
beaut\ of her life. He saw again her motherly devotion 
to him when a child, her Christian spirit, which had given 
inspiration to her whole life, and so he said, and truly too, 
that she might be old in years, but to him she would be 
always young. 



Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Engiand, May 9, 1835. 
M. M. Live Oak Lodge, March 20, 1874. 
Was W. M. in 1877. 

^dclp^^s of Bro. iDa\ } id J*, ^nrjoot. 


/^^•■^HE Cardinal Virtues of Masonry was the theme 
/ 1 assigned to Brother David L. Smoot, who sub- 
^^^^ stan tially said: 

Ladies, Friends, and Brethren: It has been 
said that this ancient order originally traveled through the 
civilized world, erecting temples, cathedrals, and churches 
by the aid of a mystic art that so exactly prepared each 
stone at the far-distant quarry for its particular place in the 
rising structure, that no waste material was transported, 
and the polished ashlars were lifted into place without 
change or the sound of hammer. 

In those days, Masons were brown-handed sons of toil, 
practicing the cardinal virtues of temperance, fortitude, 
prudence and justice, and though the order has passed 
from the hard lines of operative or practical Masonry to 
the delicate refinements of speculative or theoretical 
Masonry, yet, in obedience to hallowed tradition, the 
order is not deaf to the plea of labor or blind to its sacred 
rights, nor does it cease to cultivate temperance, fortitude, 
prudence, and justice. 

The order is to each member what the home place and 
the home friends are to the traveler. A great soldier, as 
distinguished guest, passed around the world in a glow 
of national hospitality, but it is said that he never really 



Born in Petersburg-, Menard Co , Illinois, Oct. 21, 1848. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodg-e, April 11, 1873. 

Was W. M. in 1878 

smiled until he reached the home place and the home 
friends of Galena. 

It was his lodge, a place of repose, 

A refuge of friends, a refuge from foes. 

Another great soldier, with the wreckage of disaster 
strewn hopelessly about him, and the future confronting 
as a starless night, was asked by one of his fearless lieuten- 
ants what would become of them. With a placid gran- 
deur born of something more than mortal, he replied: 
"Surely human virtue is equal to human calamity." 
He was a Mason, and this was fortitude. 

Address of gro. JH. (p. /i\c<f>ikc. 

' 'our wives, sisters, daughters, and sweethearts. ' ' 

GENTLEMEN: It has fallen to my lot to 
be required to participate in these exercises 
to the extent of having something to say 
in behalf of the fair sex. It is customary for all extem- 
pore speakers to come prepared for the occasion, and I 
have not departed from this in the least. I have in my 
pocket a manuscript, with the contents of which it is my 
purpose to inflict you, and I wish to say at the outset that 
such a course is the result of wilful and deliberate premed- 
itation on my part. Most any attorney at law ought to 
be able to talk a great deal and say very little on the 
shortest notice, but I do not propose to permit an}- temer- 
ity I may possess in this regard to betray me into an op- 
portunity to allow my mind to run riot and wanton with 
an unbridled tongue upon so delicate a subject as "the 
ladies. ' ' 

You maj- find during the course of my written remarks 
that I have reached after some witticisms. If you should 
happen to discover that particular part, and do not feel 
that it stirs you up to an}- sudden flood of mirth, just con- 
sider how different it might have sounded had I spoken it 
with an air of spontaniety, as if it had occurred to me on 
the moment, instead of reading it to you. Wit should 


come forth like the bursting of a fountain from the earth, 
in original, natural force, so say the critics. 

But one of the accredited wittiest men of histon is 
Richard Brindsley Sheriian. He was so witty that his 
shafts often penetrated a London fog, and wrinkled the 
face and shook the sides of the stolid Briton. He was a 
lawyer, and when he died, as is frequently the case, his 
entire estate was found to consist of papers. When these 
papers were examined by his creditors, it was found that 
his famous witticisms did not spring full-armed from his 
intellect, like Minerva from the head of Jove, but had been 
gradually evolved, like the human race from one of Mr. 
Darwin's monkeys. 

Besides the witty portion of my address, you will ob- 
serve, if you pay close attention, that I have not com- 
mitted myself upon anything. In fine, as I said before, 
this subject is an "edged tool," and any man who ven- 
tures to handle it is but a child. I have, therefore, care- 
fully abstained from saying anything which I will have to 
take back, and I don't propose to take back anything I 
haven't said; so, with these few premonitory remarks I 
will, with your kind attention, read what I have written. 

Inasmuch as it is the 40th anniversary of the birth of 
our lodge that we are celebrating to-night, I do not pro- 
pose to go further back in the past than that number of 
years for any personal reminiscences which 1 may have to 
offer, and as it is never considered polite to call the atten- 
tion of ladies to matters which occurred early in their lives, 
I shall not pain even the youngest here by again referring 
to what happened in eighteen hundred and fifty-four. 

You will pardon me if I appear a little ill at ease this 
evening, for I never found myself in quite this predicament 
before. I am expected to discourse to you about "<>m 


Born in Jackson, Miss., July 12, 1852. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Dec. 2. 1881. 

Was W. M. in 1882. 

mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our wives and our 
widows. ' ' Just how a man can be a good Mason and talk 
about his own widow, is a problem I do not care to ex- 
plain, therefore, if I happen to slight my own widow in 
these remarks, please excuse me on the plea of the weak- 
ness of human nature, and extend to her your quiet sym- 

Ladies, Masonry was organized for several purposes, 
chief among which was to give you an object lesson — to 
teach you that man can keep a secret. It was also organ- 
ized to keep your curiosity aroused. We Masons know 
that just as soon as the ladies find out what we are up to 
all curiosity will die a natural death. 

Let me tell you, ladies, Masonry was organized by 
King Solomon. King Solomon was the wisest of all men, 
and probably the most benevolently disposed. It is a 
cardinal principle of the order, to make provisions for the 
widows of the members. It is related of King Solomon 
that he expected to have no less than seven hundred wid- 
ows, and looking down the vista of time, he imagined that 
it would be just the thing to have them taken care of; 
therefore, he organized the first Lodge of Masons. 

Brother Masons, I appeal to you ! There are objects 
in nature which, when we contemplate them, excite in 
our breasts so much awe and reverence that in their pres- 
ence speech feels herself rebuked, and we remain silent 
and contemplative, unwilling or unable to break the spell 
by making vocal the delicious sentiments which they 

The broad, restless ocean, supporting on her bosom the 
vaulted heavens; the mountain peaks, receiving the earli- 
est kisses of the dawn, or holding upon their summits 
the last lingering rays of departing day; the angry thun- 


Born in Central Square, Oswejro Co., New York. Jan. 24, ls:9. 

M. M. Central Square Lodge, No. 622, Sept.. 1870. 

Was W. M in 1883-34. 

Died May 38, 1894. 

derbolt fraught with heaven's artillery ; the genial sunshine, 
giving to the earth its hues and to the sky its tints — all, all of 
these, turn the mind in upon itself, and hold it enchanted and 
voiceless. This is our experience while viewing inani- 
mate grandeur. What must it be when we come to con- 
sider the "last reserved of God," the newest creature in 
the universe, lovely woman ! You can better imagine 
than I describe. The world owes her a debt of gratitude 
which can never be paid. It owes its civilization to her. 
She rode the crest of every wave of progress which has 
swept over the conditions of man, from the day when he 
stood clothed in nothing but the hillsides, and with no 
covering for his head but the sky, down to the day when 
he was able to read the history of creation in those hills, 
and weigh the stars that blaze in the "canopy of heaven." 
In verification of this, I might cite you to many illus- 
trious women from the pages of history, whose names and 
characters tower above the age in which they lived, like a 
church steeple above the houses in a large city. I might 
look around me and point to women in our own day, who 
are far in advance of even this age of progress, but it is 
not of them I would speak, they are standing in the gaze 
of a nation. But those of whom I do speak, are our own 
mothers, our sisters, our daughters and our wives — our 
everyday home people right here in Oakland. There are 
among them many whose daily acts of goodness, whose 
bravery in time of trouble, whose devotedness, fortitude 
and self-sacrifice if published to the world would place 
them beside the acknowledged heroines of the earth. 
What man is there here present who has a wife, a mother 
or a sister, who can gainsay my words? What widow is 


Born near Jacksonville, Jackson Co., Or., Feb. 6, 1855. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, July 22, 1831. 

Was W. M. in 1885. 

there among you who cannot say that if her husband 
had but taken her advice in many things pertaining to his 
health and welfare, her widowhood would have been 
postponed to a later period of her life. 

How triumphantly forgiving she looks when she says. 
"I told you so," and how disastrously meek we feel when, 
standing amidst the wreck and ruin of blasted hopes, we 
are compelled to acknowledge that she did. 

Ladies, L,ive Oak Lodge greets you, and feels herself 
honored by your presence. It is proud of you. Her mem- 
bers love you. Basking in your smiles, encouraged by 
your words, sustained and soothed by your loving, tender 
sympathy, we feel that all the clouds which may gather 
over the heads of any of our members will surely ' 'roll by' ' 
— that life is anything but a failure; home a comfort, and 
God's latest gift the greatest boon to the world. 


Born in Panola Co., Miss., Aug-. 25, 1845. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodtre. July 9, 1875, 

Was W. M. in 1879. 

(flc^ii)© y^dclp^s op (good Jsfi^lpf. 


selection made in carrying out these exercises 
has its undoubted fitness. It was difficult at 
first to see the appropriateness of placing so 
young a man as myself at the end of the program, but 
events have proved the wisdom of the committee. It was 
not unfitting that our youthful Brother Martin should 
stand at the gates of sunrise to give you greeting, that the 
meridian sun of Brother Estee should disclose to you the 
beauties of Masonry, and that in the west the contempo- 
rary of those who have passed from us to join the silent 
majority on the other shore should linger to say "good 
night." If I did not see the justice of my selection at 
first, I see it now. I thought I was young; I find myself 
a running mate with the past. 

What a flood of half- forgotten memories came in upon me 
at the reading of the history of our lodge! Names linked 
with the founding and growth of our city, names as 
sociated with honor and held in loving remembrance by 
friends as well as brethren, carried me back to the times 
when Oakland was a park shaded by oaks and carpeted 
with wild flowers, where now stately buildings rear their 
fronts — Davis, Black, Higley, McKee, and a host of oth- 
ers too numerous to mention. I knew them all. Good 
men they were in the lodge and out of it; and who shall 



Born in New York City, Oct. 28, 1812 
M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Dec. 23, 1859. 
Was W. M. in 1863-64-65. 


say that they were not better men for being good Masons? 
It was not given to all of them to stand in the prominent 
walks of life, but each in his own way wrought out a life 
squared with the principles of his order, and the sum of 
their efforts has gone to build up and beautify humanity. 
Their lives have taught us that if there is any one prin- 
ciple that, more than another, typifies the true spirit of 
Masonry, that lifts human life out of the rut of commer- 
cial accommodation into a broader touch with humanity 
and a closer communion with the divine, it is human love. 
This is the sum and the essence of Mason ry, and the 
Mason who has lifted the veil and failed to interpret this 
inscription written in words of fire upon his lodge's altar 
has failed to grasp the full sublimity of Masonic teaching. 
Do not understand that the words ' 'human love' ' are used 
in any restricted sense. It is not that love which gives 
for a return, but that which gives because it is right to 
give and because it cannot help giving, and which grows 
richer and stronger for the giving — such a love a-- Mrs. 
Browning spoke of when she said — 

"Thy love 
Shall chant itself its own beatitudes 
After its own life working - . A child's kiss 
Set on thy sighing" lips shall make thee glad; 
A poor man served b) r thee shall make thee rich; 
A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong: 
Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense 
Of service which thou renderest." 

With such love woven into the fiber of its being, Ma 
sonry cannot die. Its sun, risen upon so boundless a field 
of divine activity, not all the starry hosts of time, not all the 
glory spaces of eternity, can say to Masonry "good night." 

The entertainment was closed by the venerable 
Dr. Akerly, Past Master of the lodge, leading the audi- 
ence standing in a recital of the Lord's prayer, and then 
dismissing it with a benediction. 

Past Master's Jewel. 
Live Oak Lodge, No. 61 


Granted by \ Grand Master W. H. Howard to institute 
Live Oak Lodge, U. D., on August 16, 1854. The follow- 
ing named brethren signed the petition for dispensation, 
and met and organized August 19, 1854: — 

*L. C. Owen. ^Patrick Hayes. 

*I. E. Paddock. *L. Lengfeld. 

*J. E. Whitcher. *H. C. Spieer. 

*S. H. Robinson. *B. L. Jones. 

*Malachi Fallon. *K. Alexander. 

*A. M. Barnard. *Solomon Beel. 
*Wm. T. Brown. 
* Not now members. 

Charter granted May 4, [855. Signed by - 

W. H. Howard, G. M. 
N. Greene Curtis, D. G. M. 
R. E. Cole, S. G. W. 

R. N. Wood, J. G. W. 
Adelison Martin, G. Treas. 
L. Stowell, G. S. 

List of Names ox Charter of Live Oak Lodge. 

tL. C. Owen, 
tl. E. Paddock. 
+J. E. Whitcher. 
tS. H. Robinson. 
tS. B. McKee. 
tj. Black. 
tS. Beel. 

* Not now member. 

F. Warner. 
*M. Fallon. 
tP. Hayes 
!-J. P. M. Davis. 
tA. M. Barnard. 
j 1!. L. Jones. 
i"L. Lengfeld. 
H. C. Spieer. 

I Deceased. 

£ S 

Past Masters of Live Oak Lonci:. No. 61. 

r Lawrence C. Owen, 1854. 
tlsaac E. Paddock, 1855. 
fHorace A. Higley, 1856. 
rSamuel B. McKee, 1857. 
rSamuel H. Robinson, 1858. 
tjeremiah E. Whitcher, 1859, '60. 

Francis K. Shattuek, 1861. 
tGeo. M. Blake, 1862. 

Benjamin Akerly, 1863, '64, '65. 

Franklin Warner, 1866. 

James O. Miner, 1867. 

James Lentell, 1868. 

James C. Kyte, 1869, '70. 
-i-Thatcher P. Wales, 1871/72, "73 

James C. Martin, 1875, '80. '8i. 
r Henry B. Pomroy, 1876. 

James T. Gardiner, 1877. 

John C. Marsh, 1878. 

John R Glascock, 1879. 
*John A. Mattingly, 1S82. 
rRobertJ. Beeby, 18S3, '84 

Edward C. Robinson, 1S85. 

Henry P. Dalton, 1886. 
*W. Francis Perry, 1887, '89, '90. 

Marcus D. Hyde, 1888. 

Harry C. Bush. 1891. 

Frank X. Dalton, 1892. 

Junia J. Warner, 1893. 

Charles E. Haven, 1894. 
* Not now members. Deceased. 

Born in Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co.. Cal., April 27, 1X60. 
NT. M. Live Oak Lod^e, Sept. 22, 1882. 
Was W. M. in 1886. 

6 7 
Past Masters by Affiliation. 

Amasa W. Bishop. 
Frank H. Brooks. 
Nelson Carr. 
Noble Hamilton. 
William R. Hatfield. 
Julius Samuels. 

First Officers under the Charter. 
Lodge Constituted, May 9, 1855. 

Isaac E. Paddock, W. M. 
Jeremiah E. Whitcher, S. W. 
Horace A. Higley, J. \Y. 
Samuel H. Robinson, Treas. 
Samuel B. McKee, Sec. 
James Black, S. D. 
John Scott, J. D. 
Franklin Warner, Tyler. 

Officers 1894. 

Charles E. Haven, W. M. 
John A. Beck with, S. W. 
Edward H Hart, J. W. 
William F. Blood, Treas 
Junia J. Warner, Sec. 
George W. Sweeney, Chaplain. 
James P. Edoff, Marshal. 
Walter G. Manuel, S. D. 
James W. Nelson, J. D. 
James Shakespeare, S. S. 
Norman A. Parrish, J. S. 
Henry O. Hunt, Organist. 
Orville K. Stampley. Tyler. 


Born in Jamaica, West Indies (of American parents) May 14, 1849. 

M. M. L,ive Oak Lodge, Nov. 23, 1883. 

Was W. M. in 1888. 

Honorary Life Members. 

Benjamin Akerly. 
Samuel Bookstaver Bell. 
Amasa Wright Bishop. 
Frank Howard Brooks. 
James Lentell. 
Francois Reinstadler. 
Franklin Warner. 


In March, 1870, this lodge purchased a lot on the 
northeast corner of Tenth and Franklin Streets, going in 
debt for a portion of the purchase price of same. 

Later a committee was appointed to devise measures by 
which the lodge could free itself from debt, and the action 
of this committee resulted in the incorporation August 17, 
1 87 1, of the Masonic Fund Association. Its object was 
to represent and protect the interests of this lodge, in the 
property standing in the name of said Masonic Fund 

This Fund Association is in existence to this date and 
this lodge is the owner in fact of all its stock. 

In March, 1891 the above lot was sold and the Associ- 
ation (which is the lodge) is now free from debt, and its 
assets are as follows: — 


Oakland Masonic Temple Association Stock.. .$16,330 00 

Certificate of Deposit in Central Bank, Cash. . 6,900 00 

Note of J. T. Gulick, Secured by Mortgage 1,000 00 

Total Assets of the Lodge held by 

Masonic Fund Association . .$24,230 00 

The income from above is now being paid into the 
treasury of the lodge, and is used for current expenses. 

J5?«Uaw>8 of 

Hive ©ak Hobge, Ho 61 

BOopteD at its states meeting, 3ul£ 7, 1893. 


Section i. This Lodge shall be known by the name 
of Live Oak Lodge, No. 6i, of Free and Accepted 
Masons, and its officers shall consist of a Master, a Senior 
Warden, a Junior Warden, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a 
Senior Deacon, a Junior Deacon, a Marshal, two Stewards, 
a Tyler, and such other officers as the Lodge may deem 
proper to appoint. 

elections and appointments. 

Section i . The Master, the Senior and Junior Ward- 
ens, the Treasurer, and the Secretary shall be elected by 
ballot, in conformity with Section i, Article I, Part IV, 
of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge. The other offi- 
cers shall be appointed by the Master, except the Junior 
Deacon, who may be appointed by the Senior Warden. 



Section i . The stated meetings of this Lodge shall 
be held on the first Friday in each month. 


Sec. 2. Special meetings may be called from time to 
time as the Lodge, or the presiding officer thereof, may 



Section i. All petitions for initiation or affiliation 
must be signed by the petitioner and be recommended by 
two members of the Lodge. Every such petition shall be 
referred to a committee of three, whose duty it shall be to 
report thereon at the next stated meeting (unless further 
time be granted), when the applicant shall be balloted for 
and received or rejected. 

Sec. 2. If an applicant, elected to receive the degrees in 
this Lodge, does not come forward to be initiated within 
three months thereafter, the fee shall be forfeited, unless 
the Lodge shall otherwise direct. 

Sec 3. Every person raised to the degree of Master 
Mason in this Lodge (except when such degree shall 
have been conferred at the reqtiest of another Lodge), or 
elected to be a member thereof, shall sign its By-Laws. 



Section i. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys 
from the Secretary, shall keep an accurate and just ac- 
count thereof, and shall pay the same out only upon an 
order duly signed by the Master, and countersigned by the 
Secretary. He shall, at the stated meetings in June and 
December of each year, submit a report in full of the mon- 
etary transactions of the Lodge. The Lodge m a \ also, at 
any time when considered necessary, canst- him to presenl 
an account of his receipts and disbursements, and of the 
amount of funds on hand. 



Born in Erie, Pa., May 12, 1858. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Dec. 2, 1886. 

Was W. M. in 1891. 

Now Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. He shall, if required by the Lodge, execute a 
good and sufficient bond to the Master, for the faithful 
performance of his duties. 



Section i. The Secretary shall keep a faithful record 
of all proceedings proper to be written; shall transmit a 
copy of the same to the Grand Lodge when required; 
shall keep a separate account for each member of the 
Lodge; shall report, at the stated meetings in June and 
December of each year, the amounts due by each; shall 
receive all moneys due the Lodge, and pay the same 
monthly to the Treasurer; and shall perform all Mich 
other duties as may properly appertain to his office. 

Sec. 2. He shall receive such compensation for his 
services as the Lodge may direct; and shall, if required by 
the Lodge, execute a good and sufficient bond to the 
Master for the faithful performance of his duties. 



Section i. The Tyler, in addition to the necessary 

duties of his office, shall serve all notices and summons, 
and perform such other services as may be required of him 
by the Lodge. 

Sec. 2. He shall receive such compensation for his 
services as the Lodge may direct. 



Section i. The table of fees for this Lodge shall be as 
follows: For the three degrees, the sum of fifty dollars; for 


Born in Pacheco, Contra Costa Co., Cal., March 25. 1863. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Oct. 16, 1885. 

Was W. M. in 1892. 

degrees of Fellow Craft and Master Mason, when the first 
degree shall have been received in another Lodge, a sum 
sufficient to make a total of fifty dollars, but not less than 
twenty-five dollars: for the degree of Master Mason, when 
the first and second degrees shall have been received in 
another Lodge, a sum sufficient to make a total of fifty 
dollars, but not less than ten dollars; and for affiliation, 
the sum often dollars. 

Sec. 2. The fee for each of the foregoing shall accom- 
pany the several petitions or applications, else they shall 
not be presented by the Secretary to the Lodge. 


Section i. The dues of each member of this Lodge 
shall be six dollars per annum, payable quarterly in ad- 

Sec. 2. No member who shall be in arrears for dues 
at the time of the annual election shall be permitted to 
vote, or shall be eligible to any office. 

Sec. 3. An}- member who shall have been suspended 
for nonpayment of his dues shall be restored to member- 
ship upon payment of all arrearages within two years 
from date of suspension. 

Sec. 4. Any member who shall have been suspended 
for non-payment of his dues for two years or more, shall 
not be restored by payment of arrearages, or having his 
dues remitted by the Lodge, except by the votes of three- 
fourths of the members present at any stated meeting. 

Sec. 5. Any member in good standing may withdraw 
from membership by paying his dues and notifying the 
Lodge to that effect at a stated meeting, but no recom- 
mendatory certificate shall be issued to him unless ordered 
by the Lodge. 


Born in Almena, Van Buren Co., Mich. Aug. 

M. M. Live Oak Lodge, Feb. 8, 1889. 

Was W. M. in 1893. 

Now Secretary. 




Section i. The Master and Wardens shall be a Char- 
ity Committee, and shall have power to draw upon the 
Treasurer for any sum not exceeding ten dollars at any 
one time, for the relief of a distressed worthy brother, his 
wife, widow, or orphans. 

Sec. 2. The Master, at the stated meeting next suc- 
ceeding his installation, shall appoint an auditing com- 
mittee, whose duty it shall be to examine all accounts pre- 
sented against the Lodge. 

Sec. 3. All reports of committees shall be made in 



Section i. When a candidate for initiation or affili- 
ation is rejected, or a brother reprimanded, suspended, or 
expelled, no member or visitor shall reveal, either directly 
or indirectly, to such person, or to any other, any transi- 
tions which may have taken place on the subject; nor 
shall any proceeding of the Lodge, not proper to be made 
public, be disclosed outside thereof, under the penalty of 
reprimand, suspension, or expulsion, as the Lodge may 



Section i. The regular order of business at every 
stated meeting of this Lodge shall be as follows: 1. Read- 
ing of the minutes, z. Reports of committees. 3. Hal - 
lotings. 4. Reception of petitions. 5. Miscellaneous and 

unfinished business. 6. Conferring degrees. 




Section i. These By-Laws, so far as relates to the 
times of meeting and the amounts of fees, dues, and dis- 
bursements by the Charity Committee, may be amended 
at any stated meeting, by the votes of two-thirds of the 
members present; provided that notice of such amendment 
shall have been given at the stated meeting next preceding; 
but such amendment shall have no effect until approved 
by the Grand Lodge or Grand Master, and until such ap- 
proval shall have been transmitted to the Grand Secretary. 

StanMng IResolutions. 

Resolved, That any member having paid monthly dues 
to date may thereafter, upon the payment of the sum of 
one hundred dollars ($roo) become a Life Member of this 
Lodge, receive a certificate to that effect signed by the 
Secretary under seal of the Lodge, and shall be forever 
freed from dues. 

Resolved, That the expense in the matter of refresh- 
ments and music in all degrees, be left to the discretion 
of the Master and Wardens of this Lodge, who shall act 
as a Standing Committee, and their action thereon shall 
be final unless reversed by a two-thirds vote of the mem- 
bers present at any stated meeting. 

Resolved, That a Standing Committee of three be 
appointed by the Master at the Stated Meeting in January 
of each year (to include the Secretary) to whom all sub- 
ject matters of delinquent dues be referred, who may 

report at any stated meeting with recommendations to the 
Lodge as to what should be done in individual eases they 
have investigated. 

Whereas, It is the duty of this Lodge to elect 
annually, seven of its members as Trustees of the Masonic 
Fund Association; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That four of such Trustees be its Master, 
Senior and Junior Wardens and Secretary elected at the 
annual meeting in December, and the other three Trus- 
tees be chosen as usual from the bod)- of the Lodge. Be 
it further 

Resolved, That the Trustees be instructed to elect as 
Secretary of the Masonic Fund Association the Secretary 
of this Lodge, and the salary of said officer as Secretary 
for both offices, shall be two hundred and fort}' dollars per 
year, payable from the funds 01 the Lodge. 

IRoll of Members, 


* Alexander, E A. Aug. 19, 

Akerly, Benjamin Dec. 23, 

*Ash, Herman A.April 1, 

^Alexander, Henry A. April 2, 

*Andresen, Harold Sophus Jan. 22, 

Andrus, Washbourne Royal Jan. 3 1 , 

* Atkinson, William A. Jan. 6, 

Atkinson, Thomas Albion A. Jan. 4, 

Arper, Geo. Washington April 19, 

Akerly, James Clark Smith Nov. 29, 

Avery, Mark Herbert A. May 5 . 

*Beel, Solomon A. Aug. 19, 

*Bro\vn, Win. T A. Aug. 19, 

*Barnard, A. M A. Aug. 19, 

*Black, Joseph Oct. 28, 

*Blake, Geo. Mansfield Sept. 5, 

Bell, Samuel Bookstaver A. Oct. 3, 

*Beal, Samuel A. Mar. 4, 

*Bingham, Joseph Oct. 19, 

Blair, Geo. Washington A. Mar. 4, 

*Bostwick, J. D A. Sept. 2, 

:i: Black, George A.Dec. 1, 

*Bagge, Christian Dec. 15, 

*Bruguiere, Douis Gustave Dec. 23, 

*Block, Emanuel Daniel A. April 6, 

*Bagley, William Patrick Xov. 24, 

*Beal, Rufusjr Jan. 15, 

^Baldwin, David Martin May 17, 

*Brooks, James Marcus June 25, 

' i: Barnhisel, Charles Franklin A. Jan. 3, 







*Burnham, Andrew Willard June 11, [870 

Bates, Charles David Sept. 30, 1871 

*Baber, Andrew Jackson A. Jan. 6 

*Bowen, William Jones June 23 

*Brown, RoseweU Jackson .'v. Nov. 3 

:;: Blake, John Joseph Mar. 22 

*Balmforth, Ralph \. May 3 

;: Blake, George Franklin Feb. 21 

;:: Barnett, Rufus Putnam A. Mar. 7 

• ;: Burner, John Davies Aug. 15 

: ' : Bastian, Fritz Oct. 10 

:: Baukhead, Hugh April 24 

: ' : Bennison. George Edward Aug. 2s 

::c Bolten, William A. Nov. 6 

^Buchanan, Alexander Aug. 13 

Baker, Peter April 21 

;:: Brown, Brainard Charles June 16 

*Beeby, Robert John A. Aug 3 

Brooks, Frank Howard A. Jan. 4 

Brown, Orson Dana A. Dec. 6 

Broad, Charles Augustus A. April 4 

Bishop, Amasa Wright A. Sept. 5 

'-• : Bryan, Marshal Ney A. Sept. 2 

Bruenn, Adolph A. Feb. 6, 1 

Bush, Harry Charles Dec. 2 

Blood, William Frank June 24, [887 

Bowen, Thomas William A. Nov. 4. [887 

^Barnard, Ezra \. Feb. 1. [889 

*Berry, Fred "T" A. Mar. 1, [889 

Bennett, Robert Howard Jan. 30, [89] 

Bullock, Richard Steele A. Feb. 6, [89] 

Baab, Charles May 13. 1891 

Beckwith, John Allison \. July 3, [89] 

Buteau, Samuel Hawkins Oct. 2S, 

Baumgartner, Andrew Fred A. Aug. 4, [893 

Baldwin, Robert Oliver July 20, [894 

Chappellet, Felix Nov. 30 

-Carrick, John Willard A. Dec. 1 

*Cordes, Paul Henry Dec. 22 

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s 74 







^Chapman, "L,. G." A. Nov. 2 

*Crane, William Watrous May 24 

*Caddy, John Nov. 27 

*Chenhall, Nicholas June. 1 8 

*Cooms, Henr)- Nov. 26 

Carleton; George Henry June 1 3 

^Campbell, Peter Aug. 26 

Clayton, William Burt Dec 30 

*Coursen, Edgar Abraham A. Mar. 3 

* Chamberlain, Alfred Mellen June 30 

^Chalmers, Robert Nov. 17 

*Conley, Charles A. Dec. 1 

^Cameron, Duncan Jan 12 

*Case, Isham Aug. 16 

Clark, Marion A. Oct. 4 

^Cunningham, Patrick James May 30 

*Collins, William Sept. 17 

^Cochran, Jesse Franklin A. Aug. 4 

*Coburn, Thomas Cavanaugh Jul}' 12 

*Chabot, Antone A. July 4 

*Camp, Max April 30 

Christy, Charles May 28 

Cramer, Adolph Edward Henry April 8 

Colvin, Charles Lewis July, 8 

^Chandler, Edward Doomis Oct. 20 

Craig, Homer Alexander Sept. 25 

*Cool, Geo. Washington Oct. 15 

:;: Cattrell, Joseph Edward Oct. 22 

*Cahn, Samuel A. April 1 

Craft, Richard Corson A. Feb. 3 

Cassidy, Richard A.June 1 

Cron, William, Jr Aug. 31 

Crane, Carlton Cyrus Mar. 15 

Crosman, Cortland David A. Mar. 7 

*Cornall, Peter Morris A. Nov. 7 

Cook, William Coleman A. Nov. 7 

Culver, William Lee A. Jul)' 3 

Capwell, Harris Cebert A. Nov. 6 

Carr, Nelson A. Feb. 5 

Champion, Albert "C." A.June 1 

Chesnut, John Augustus June 15, 1894 

:;; Davis, James P. M Aug. 19 

*Dieves, Joseph, Sr Sept. 10 

*Davis, Richard A Oct. 19 

*D'Auteuil, George April 9 

*Dinsmore, Luther A. Dec. 6 

*De Golia Darwin A. Sept. 1 

Dalton, Henry Philip Sept. 22 

*Dean, Samuel Case April 27 

*Dargie, John A. Jan. 4 

Dalton, Frank Xorris Oct. 16 

Datgie, William Edward May 21 

Draper, Thomas B June 26 

Dalton, Henry Xorris A. Mar. 4 

Du Bois, Elijah Jan. 19 

*Evans, Morris Sept. 7 

*Edmondsou, P. E Sept. 21 

*Evans, C. W Jan. 4 

Evers, John Henry July 26 

"Estrada, Frederick Sept. 9, 

Eaton, Henry Jones Oct. 7 

*Elliot, Matthew A.Jan. 7 

Eastman, Moses Hayden A. Oct. 7 

*Everett, Daniel Henry Jan. 19 

Eusoii, James Henry April 11 

Eby, John Douglas April 29 

Ely, Ralph Asahel A.Jan. 3 

Edoff, James "P." April 29 

*Fallon, Malachi A. Aug. 19 

*Fish, William H Sept. 10, 

Farrington, Elvin Dunn May 24 

*Fairchild, Oscar Llewellyn Crandall A. July 5 

*Fehr, John Lewis Aug. 30 

*Farwell, George Elliott Nov. 29 

*Francis Samuel \. Mar. 7 

Furniss, Herbert Olmsted A. Jan. 1 

Fletcher, Francis Alden May [6 

Fisher, Charles Morrison July 31 

Fisher, Philip Melanchton A. June 3 

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^Gieschen, John Dec. 24, 1861 

:: Gunn, John Cristar A. June 2, 1865 

Gleason, George July 1, 1867 

*Gabb, William Moore Nov. 25, 1S67 

: Gordon, Joseph S. G April 17, 1868 

•Graham John P June 19, 1868 

-Glass, Charles A. Mar. 5, 1869 

Gibbons, William Peters, April 29, 1870 

'Grosso, Constantine Feb. 23, 1872 

Gray, Martin Luther A. May 2, 1872 

Gross, Wilhelm Gustave Constantine May 27, 1872 

^Gemmell, Alexander April 19, 1872 

! 'Gerry, Thomas October 24, 1873 

Gardiner, James Todd Mar. 20, 1874 

Glascock, John Ragland July 9, 1875 

Gruen, John "C" A. Feb. 4, 1876 

Goodman, George .....A. Oct. 3, 1879 

-Greenwald, Frank Julius A. Sept. 3, 1880 

Grunebaum, William Bernard July 27, 1883 

Goodfellow, George Emery June 24, 1885 

: Gove, Henry Morris June 26, 1885 

Gelder, John A. April 6, 1888 

Glenn, John Quinn July 26, 1889 

Gaskill, Yarney William Sept. 27, 1889 

Glenn, Alexander Glenn Nov. 15, 1889 

Gelder, David Dec. 11, 1891 

Gardiner, William A. Oct 7, 1892 

-Hayes, Patrick A. Aug. 19, 1S54 

: Higley, Horace A Oct. 22, 1854 

: Hurtzell, Lawrence A. July 6, 1855 

Hirshberg, Samuel April 29, 1858 

Heymann, Reuben Jan. 14, 1859 

Hoag, Joseph W July 8, 1 859 

Houghton, Frederick T Aug. 12, 1859 

Hillebraud William A. Dec. 2, 1859 

Hempel, Henry Mar 8, 1861 

Hagy, Adam A. Sept. 6, 1861 

Hodgson, Francis D A. Oct. 3, 1861 

Haelke. Helwig Leopold A.Aug. 7, 1863 

*Hise, John S Mar. 23, 1X64 


*Howe, Micha Mead ... Dec. 2 

*Hawkett, Arthur Wellington June 30 

*Hiteheoek, Harry Elisha A. Mar. 5 

: Hobbs, Levitt Moses V. Sept. 4 

Henninger, Frederick A. Mar. 5 

: Halley, John Charles July 19 

; Hartwig, Theodore A. Nov. 4 

: Haiues, Rufus Rowe A. June 2 

Hey wood, Samuel Mar. 27 

: Haas, Bernhard Sept. 20 

Harlow, William Sturtevant Mar 14 

Hall, Joseph Lee Nov. 28 

*Hill, William Henry A. Jan. 2 

Harrison, William Greer April [3 

'Hard, Roswell Butler A. Jan. 3 

: Hershberg, Leon Feb. 27 

Hall, Frank Bonaeina ^ug. 25 

Hyde, Marcus Darius Nov. 23 

*Hallahan, Andrew Feb. 29 

Hamilton, Noble A. July 4 

*Hersey, Edgar Amos Jan. 2^, 

^Hammond, William Hall Dec. 19 

Hayes, Daniel David A. Mar. 5 

Haven, Charles Edward Dec. i<> 

Hardwick, Edward Newcomb Jan. 28 

Hyde, Clarence April 22 

*Handy, Brayton Everington A. Sept 7 

Hewitt, Robert Ethelbert Aug. 30 

Haven, Clarence Oct. [8 

Holland, Arthur Percy Feb. 14 

Hooe, Headley Smith Mar. 28 

-'•Hall, Robert James A. June 6 

Harmon, Dana A. Feb. 6 

Hoppen, Alfred Feb. 7 

Humphrey, Thomas Marshall \. Mar. 6 

Hall, Edward Masser. Jr June 1 2 

Hart, Edward Henry Aug. 21 

Hunt, Henry Osgood \. Mar. 4 

*Hamraon, Wendell Philucius A. April 1 

Hough, George Walles \. Dei 









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:88 4 










Hatfield, William Richy A. Mar. 3, 1893 

*Irwin, William H Aug. 16, 

Irwin, John Clarke May 27 

*Irish, John Powell Nov. 26 

*Jones, Benjamin Lovie Aug. 19 

^Justice, Patterson C Aug5 

*Johnson, Perry June 1 

*Jahn, Henry Dee. 24 

*Janssen, Frederick George Ernest Oct. 2 7 

*Jose, William Hacking May 8 

^Jensen, Rasmus Feb. 19 

Joyce, Austin Ambrose Sept 23 

*Kellersberger, J Mar. 9 

Kyte, James Carter Nov. 3 

*Knawer, Frederick A . July 5 

^Kennedy, William A. May 2 

*Kindgren, Christian Wilheim Jan. 17 

^Kennedy , James A . Sept. 3 

*Knudson, Andrew July 28 

*King, William Andrew A. Oct. 6 

*Kahn, Israel A. Sept. 1 

*Knapp, Charles Richard Sept. 9 

Knight, Frederick Wales Sept. 29 

Keesing, Henry Bernard Aug. 21 

Kendall, Frank Irving July 22 

Kelley, Charles Marsh A. Nov. 4 

Kerr, Archie Fullerton A. Aug. 4 

*L,engfeld, Fouis A. Aug. 19 

*Lac) T , D. S Jan. 21 

*L,inden, Henry April 29 

L,en tell, James Jan. 21 

*Fathrop, H. P March 25 

*I/Utger, Gustavus March 9 

*Feinhoop, Frederick Aprili5 

*Laing, John Nov. 2 

*Fittle, John Aug. 11 

Fuelling, Oregon "C" April 30 

*Lindeman, Henry A. Aug. 4 

*Lamont, Thomas Aug. 11 

*Logan, Oliver Cunningham A . April 

Lamoureux, Philias Henry .Aug. 26 

Lebrecht, William April 27 

^Levy, Meyer Samuel May 25 

^Lilliencrantz, August A. Oct. 1 

Lanyon, Joseph Henry A. May 3 

Leber, Albert Lewis June 28 

Lawrence, Henry Hathaway, Jr. Feb. 21 

Lord, Leslie Howard June 30 

Lindsay, Thomas A. Oct. 6 

i: MeKee, Samuel Bell Oct. 22 

*McDevitt, A. D March 30 

*Myers, A. H V Jul 

Miner, James Ogden .Sept. 7 

: ' : Mead. James Flendrowe Nov. 23 

-Merritt, Frederick A April 21 

*Massey, Benjamin Franklin May 28 

*Maloon, Benjamin Aug. 20 

*Mann, Benjamin Franklin Aug. 30 

-Marshall, William Board A. Oct. 7 

:: McKeever, Charles \. Dec. 2 

*McKenzie, William William Aug. 25 

*Matthews, JuliusCase A. June 7 

*McConnel, James Daviseu A. June 7 

*Marsh, Charles Pantier \. Sept. 6 

Marsh, John Carlton April 11 

Martin, James Christopher A. Nov. 7 

* Mason, Joseph Robinson A. Jan. 2 

*McCord, William "P" \. Nov. 6 

;: McKeen, Albert Atwater Feb. 2<> 

*McGregor, John Mar. 12 

;: McKee, Robert Linington Nov. 24 

*McClure, Stewart Mar. 22 

*Mattingly, John Andrew Mai'. 2 1 

;;: Maass, Aug. Nicolias William May 21 

*Moore, John .Solon \ Feb. | 


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• s 74 


*Moore, Theodore Staunton A. June 3, [S8i 

Morrison, John June 17 

*Murphy, John Henry A. Sept. 2 

Matthews, Francis Ima Oct. 12 

*Murphy, William Leander A. Sept. 7 

Mayer, Leopold A. Jan. 4 

*Mothersole, George John A. Aug. 1 

*Merritt, Ambrose Sept. 19 

Mueller, Herman Emanuel May 29 

McCarron, David . Xov. 19 

Mauzy, Byron Xov. 11 

McMullen, David Alexander Feb. 17 

Momyer. Henry Eastman A. Xov. 2 

MePi'ke, Henry Clay Feb. 15 

Metcalf, Victor Howard Sept. 13 

McMullen, John C A. Jan. 3 

Man. Charles Frederick Mar. 14 

Morris, Benjamin Samuel May 23 

McPherson, Alexander Eewis Aug. 8 

McKenzie, William A. Jan. 2 

McCarter, John A. Xov. 6 

Morris, William A. Jan. 1 

Manuel, Walter Griswold May 20 

*Xolan, Stephen August 28 

*Xieholson, Isaac Earnest A. Sept. 3 

*Nielsen, Anders Peter William June 12 

Naismith, George Semple A. June 4 

Xordhausen, Charles Christian A. June 4 

Nordhausen , Ernest Albert Aug. 20 

Xorthey, Vernal Sidney A. May 7 

Xelson, James Wesley Sept. 11 

Newsom, Joseph Cather Xov. 2 7 

:: 0\ven, E. C A. Aug. 19 

*01tman, William Sept. 6 

*Oakes, Daniel Briggs Feb. 9 

*Owens, John July 18 

*01msted, Sheldon Patterson A. Mar. 3 

Outram, David John June 17 

*Osborne, Orlando Canning July 8 

Otto, Frederick G A. May i. [885 

Oyler, Robert A. Feb. 5. 

Owen, Wm. Henry Searles April 24. 1891 

Ogden, Frank Burroughs Sept. 28, [894 

* Paddock, Isaac E A. Aug. 19, [854 

*Parker, Marvel Jan 2 1 . [855 

*Paul, Colin A. Aug. 3, 1866 

*Pinkerton, Thomas Hamil A. July 5, [867 

*Prosser, Walter A. Pel). 7. [868 

*Pratt, Daniel Webster June 12, [868 

*Partenscky, Charles March 26, 1869 

*Pfiester, Julius A. Sept. 3, 

*Palmer, Smith Oct. 8, [869 

*Palmer, George McKenzie Nov. 29, 1S69 

*Patterson, William James June 9, 1871 

*Pomroy, Horace Barton A.Aug. 2, [872 

*Phelan, William Seymour ... A. Dec. 6, [872 

*Po\vers ; Oliver Pollard A. Sept. 4. 1X74 

*Pierce, John Hiram Nov. 19. [880 

*Plunkett, James California June 10, [881 

*Perry, William Francis July 29, 1881 

*Patterson, John W T hiteley A. Sept. 2, i.s.s 1 

Pierce, Charles Dexter Sept. 9, ixsi 

Parrish, William Henry Junes. [883 

Patterson, Albert Lewis Crandall A. May 1. [885 

*Peek, John Amma Aug. 27. [886 

Price, Wallace Covert July 8, [887 

*Perry, Arthur Miley A. Dec. 2. [887 

Parrish, Norman Adolph Jan. 20. [893 

*Robinson, Samuel Hayward A. Aug. 19, [854 

*Riehards, William A. Feb. 4. [856 

*Robertson, James A Nov. 12. [860 

Reinstadler, Francois A.Dec. 5, [862 

*Ross, John April 2s [865 

*Read, W. D \. Dec. 1. [865 

*Reetor, Ludwell James Nov. 9, [867 

*Reyburn, Thomas Samuel M;i\ [6, [869 

*Reid, Charles Wood Mar. 25, 1X7.. 


* Reynolds, John Newton Sept. 9, 

Rosenberg, Morris April 21, 

*Robertson, Daniel A. June 7, 

Russell, Edward Knight A. July 5, 

*Richardson, Aaron Sandborn A. Dec. 6, 

Roff, Harry Loren Jan. 24, 

*Ruth, John.... April 18, 

Rasmussen, Hans Feb. 12, 

*Ryttenberg, Isaac David A. Aug. 3, 

Reichliug, Douis Frank July 30, 

Robinson, Edward Constant Jul}' 22, 

*Richardsou, Charles A.July 1, 

Richards, John Callahan A. Oct. 4, 

*Reckard, Edward Lockwood Mar. 30, 

Rogers, Josiah Barnes June 16, 

Reiuhardt, Joseph Oct. 27, 

Revalk, Richmond Emil A. Dec. 1, 

Rabe, John A Nov. 2, 

*Spicer, H. C A. Aug. 19, 

Shattuck, Francis Kittridge Nov. 4, 

*Scott, John April 27, 

*Stratton, James T Feb. 1 1 , 

*Smith, E. J A. Nov. 3, 

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